Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career so much as to keep you alive spiritually in the constantly shifting landscape of success and failure we call “life.”
The stories, beliefs and strategies we develop to survive life’s most painful experiences inevitably fail us in high stress environments. Here’s why.
The leaders of these colleges were key to a surprising intellectual synthesis of revival and common-sense moral philosophy that dominated American thinking from 1790 to 1865 and which led to the remarkable Christianization of American society.
The classics really do teach us how to live good and meaningful lives Jacob Howland, The Dallas Morning News American colleges and universities face strong headwinds, including skyrocketing costs and a shrinking supply of prospective students. Many are scrambling to…
More than a century before the New Deal, Public Education, or the Civil Rights movements, the Second Great Awakening fostered a nation-wide “benevolent empire” of care for the poor, freedom for the oppressed and education for all.
Contrary to popular belief, the most commonly used drug in Hollywood is not cocaine. It’s adrenaline.
“The shaping of our character is, to a great extent, the effect of stories that have captivated us, that have sunk into our bones.” -James K.A. Smith
By linking the choice of new birth with his audience’s choice of a new American identity, British evangelist George Whitefield provided a common American experience that unified diverse colonists who lacked a common identity
Before we can learn anything from Jonathan Edwards, we first need to humble ourselves as he did on that fateful day in 1734, when he finally admitted that “business as usual” was failing his students.
The patron saint of Ireland is rarely credited with what was perhaps his greatest achievement. (Hint: It’s not green beer.)
Do 21st-century Christian colleges hold the gospel of Rabbi Jesus in as high a regard as 1st-century Jewish educators held the Torah?